Julien Faubert launched a scathing attack on former West Ham manager Avram Grant, when speaking exclusively to the Athletic.
He spent five years at Upton Park, and on the most part, he impressed for the Hammers.
Faubert racked up two goals and 11 assists in 121 appearances for West Ham (Transfermarkt).
The now 36-year-old was loaned out to Real Madrid in January 2009 in what was a real shock transfer at the time. And he really struggled at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Faubert returned to West Ham five months later and remained in east London until he left for Elazigspor in 2012.
Avram Grant took over as Hammers boss in the summer of 2010, but he only lasted one season. The former Chelsea boss was sacked in May 2011 after guiding his West Ham side to relegation.
And Faubert didn’t hold back when asked about Grant during an exclusive interview with the Athletic:
“That guy was so antisocial. He never spoke to us, he barely took charge of the training sessions because he was always in his office. I didn’t learn anything from him. Time after time and after every game we kept seeing the same problems with very little progress. We tried to be positive and motivate each other but everything was so bad, from the training and preparation for games. It was his assistant (Zeljko Petrovic) who would do the training sessions. That season, he made so many poor decisions. It’s going to sound bad but the season we got relegated it was inevitable. I didn’t have a good relationship with him and we got relegated because of him.”
There will surely not be one single West Ham fan who would dispute Faubert’s take on Grant.
The former Chelsea man was a total disaster in his role as Hammers boss. He completely lacked any kind of motivational skills and he clearly wasn’t respected by the players.
Maybe us West Ham fans are a bit harsh at times, but where Grant was concerned, we had, and still do have, every right to criticise him.